The Pugwash Newsletter: Missile Defense: At Sea?

Author
Jeffrey Boutwell, George Rathjens
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
Abstract
As we went to press, the election of a new US President was still undecided. More than a week after 100 million Americans went to the polls, the ultimate margin of victory for either George W. Bush or Al Gore appeared to hinge on several hundred Florida votes. Whoever does take office on January 20, the next American President (and Commander in Chief), the man with ultimate authority over the world' s largest nuclear arsenal, will begin his term in office in the most politically tenuous position of any American president in perhaps a century.
Topic
Government, Nuclear Weapons, Peace Studies, War
Political Geography
America